Important Women in History Quiz

  • Who was the most prominent member of the New Zealand suffragette movement, which led to it being the 1st country to grant women the vote in 1893?

    • Kate Sheppard

      Kate Sheppard

    • Rosa Parks

      Rosa Parks

    • Jane Austen

      Jane Austen

    • Emily Brontë

      Emily Brontë

  • Who was Queen consort of France, England, Duchess of Aquitaine, mother of three kings and one of the most famous, wealthy and powerful women in the Middle Ages?

    • Queen Elizabeth I

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine

      Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • Queen Anne

      Queen Anne

    • Catherine the Great

      Catherine the Great

  • True or false: Pakistani activist and shooting survivor Malala Yousafzai is the youngest-ever winner of a Nobel Prize

    Malala Yousafzai
    • True
    • False
  • What did Rosa Parks do in 1955 that became a pivotal moment in the fight against segregation in the Southern United States?

    Rosa Parks
    • Led a protest march to government buildings in Montgomery, Alabama
    • Met with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Refused a bus driver's order to give her seat to a white passenger
    • Became the first black student to attend Little Rock School in Arkansas
  • Which of these women developed the theory of radioactivity (and coined the term) and won the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

    • Marie Francois Xavier Bichat

      Marie Francois Xavier Bichat

    • Marie Antoinette

      Marie Antoinette

    • Marie Dressler

      Marie Dressler

    • Marie Curie

      Marie Curie

  • Who is this woman, nicknamed The Iron Lady, and Britain's 1st female prime minister?

    Margaret Thatcher
    • Margaret Thatcher
    • Emmeline Pankhurst
    • Theresa May
    • Anne Widdecombe
  • In 1792, who wrote "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman", arguing that women are not naturally inferior to men, and they should be treated equally in a society based on reason?

    • Mary Shelley

      Mary Shelley

    • Mary Wollstonecraft

      Mary Wollstonecraft

    • Jane Austen

      Jane Austen

    • Charlotte Brontë

      Charlotte Brontë

  • Who is the most successful female singer of all time, having sold a certified 273 million records?

    • Rihanna


    • Beyoncé Knowles

      Beyoncé Knowles

    • Madonna


    • Mariah Carey

      Mariah Carey

  • True or false: pre-eminent women's suffrage leader Emmeline Pankhurst died just weeks before the British parliament passed a law extending the vote to all women over 21 years of age

    Emmeline Pankhurst: Trailblazer for Women's Right To Vote
    • True
    • False
  • How old was diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank when she died in a Nazi concentration camp?

    Anne Frank – A Light of Inspiration in the Nazi Darkness
    • 13
    • 21
    • 15
    • 17